Privacy Policy



This policy was last updated June 10, 2020 to include an updated statement from Mediavine which is in charge of the ads displayed throughout my blog. I also removed mentions of services I no longer use such as SendOwl and Leadpages.

Privacy policies are boring to read and to write, yo,
So I'll give writing a rhyming privacy policy a go.

You see, your privacy is important to me,
That's why I have to have one of these legally.

How do I collect your data? You'll find out below.
How is your data used? I'll let you know!

By using this website, you agree to this policy.
If any changes are made, the date at the top will change, you see.

Rhyming not your thing? No worries, but, honestly, that's kind of lame,
If you prefer, you can also read the boring version (as shown by its name).


A blog privacy policy that people will actually read (because it's totally not boring)

About And Next Comes L

And Next Comes L is an independently operated blog run by me.
The name is Dyan Robson. Based in Canada, is where I be.

This website shares sensory activities for kids, it's true.
It expanded to include hyperlexia and autism resources as it grew.

I also make a lot of free printable resources for you.
Whether you're a teacher or a parent, there's always something new.


How Information is Collected

There are 5 main ways your information is collected.
One of those ways is: you loved a post and then you commented.

Maybe you subscribed to my newsletter, the Weekly Autism Planner,
Or maybe you purchased something from the store or by clicking a banner.

I also use cookies, not the yummy ones you eat,
To store information about visitor preferences - it's really quite neat!

Finally, Google Analytics is something I use too.
It gives me information on website traffic from visitors like you.


Weekly Autism Planner Newsletter

If you decide to join this awesome newsletter of mine,
Your first name and email address are required, if that's fine.

We require your email address in order to send emails to you.
Your name helps me personalize the emails a bit better too!

You're welcome to use a pseudo-name, if you'd like instead,
So pick something fun like Mrs. Awesome or Mr. Poopyhead.

Then all the emails will be addressed accordingly
And make you giggle with each email you see.

At the bottom of each email, there's a link to unsubscribe, okay?
You may unsubscribe any time and any day.

If you are having trouble unsubscribing or need help from me,
Send an email to dyan@andnextcomesl.com. You'll be removed promptly.

Active Campaign is who I use to send my emails each week.
Their privacy policy is here, if you want to take a peek.

Tags are used within Active Campaign to track your visits and actions,
So that future emails can be better tailored to your needs and get reactions.

Currently, a minimum of two emails per week you will receive.
Occasionally, I'll email you about products and promotions you'll like, I believe.

Most of the printables on my blog are free, free, free,
But sometimes you have to complete a form, you see.

Don't worry, your email and name are never sold or given away.
Your information is kept safe and I'll keep it that way.

All my emails are CAN-SPAM compliant, it's true,
So every email contains these things too:

Information on how to contact the sender - that's me -
And a link to unsubscribe so you can be set free.


Comments

Love something you read on my blog? That's great!
So tell me about it through a comment you create.

Please be aware that all comments are public on here.
So avoid leaving detailed personal info...Okay, my dear?

While anyone can read the comments that you write,
Your email address is never shared or disclosed, alright?

But your name and comment will definitely show,
And comments deemed inappropriate, spammy, or profane will go.

I reserve the right to remove bad comments without notice, okay.
But anything helpful or constructive will certainly stay.


Store Purchases

The products you find in the And Next Comes L store are sold
Through Shopify and Teachers Pay Teachers, as you've now been told.

Your name, email, and country are required during the checkout process.
The country is required because the EU VAT tax, to me, is a confusing mess!

But I need to know if this tax should be applied to you.
That's why I need to know if the country you're in, is in the EU.

Obviously, I need your email to send the products digitally,
And your name is needed so you can be addressed personally.

The details you enter are stored by the third parties mentioned above,
All payments are handled by them and not me, which I love.

Sometimes I sell products via affiliate programs too.
Each program collects and retains their own data, much like I do.

Information collected by these affiliate programs are not accessible by me,
So to learn more about these programs, read their policies.


Cookies

Cookies provide useful information on things you do on my blog.
Then store user-specific information into a log.

These cookies aren't delicious, they're really quite bland,
But here are some of our cookie brands:

I use cookies from Amazon. Here's what they do.
They help me advertise products and make a small commission, it's true.

Facebook has cookies, in the form of Facebook pixel, did you know?
I can use them to tailor ads to help my Facebook page grow.

There's Google Analytics cookies too.
They track website traffic and the behavior of visitors like you.

Remember my email service provider, Active Campaign is the name?
They have cookies here to help with my tagging game.

Shareholic has social sharing cookies,
This allows you to pin and share like pros - move over rookies.

Then there's the cookies for OneSignal too,
That sends a pop up notification to you.

There are Sumo cookies too, to help you make a social share.
Read how their cookies work, if you care.

That's all the cookies in this cookie jar,
They help to make your experience here better, near or far.


Google Analytics

In order to continually provide valuable information to you,
And Next Comes L uses Google Analytics, like most websites do.

This service tracks website usage and user behavior, yes,
Which I can use to adapt the content here, so I don't have to guess.

It gives me aggregated data about location, gender, interests, and age.
It may also capture your IP address when you click around and engage.

User and event data will not expire automatically, FYI,
And is used for "creating unusual custom reporting" - that's straight from them, not I.

But don't worry, I have no way to personally identify you.
So yep, this also uses those boring internet cookies, it's true.


Advertisements on And Next Comes L

Since blogging is my job, after all,
And Next Comes L runs advertisements via Mediavine for y'all.

They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here,
In order to show tailored ads to you, every day of the year.

They want to attempt to throw off my rhyming flow,
So the required blurb from them is down further below.

I'm afraid I can't tweak it and make it less legalese-y,
But at least I could copy and paste it. So easy!


Social Media Privacy

I'm on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest too!
I use various social media platforms. Yes, I sure do.

But anything you post on my social media channels is up to you,
So know that I'm not responsible for anything you say or do.


Parental Consent

Hey you, if you are under 16 years old,
You must have your parent's permission first, so do as you're told.


Final Notes on this Privacy Policy

You have the right to access your personal data - you bet you do -
And know how your data is processed for you.

Hopefully this privacy policy explained all of it awhile ago.
And entertained you enough to read the entire policy, though.

Personal info will not be transferred or shared, it's true.
Unless, of course, I'm legally obligated to.

Your info can be removed from my systems at any time,
Please contact dyan@andnextcomesl.com, but no need to rhyme.

FYI, And Next Comes L contains links to other websites.
Just note, I'm not responsible for the privacy policies and your rights.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy,
Send an email to dyan@andnextcomesl.com and addressed to me.


The Mediavine Blurb that I Have to Include (And That Subsequently, Ruins my Rhyming Flow...)

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers'; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent - You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. - You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. - You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC - You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.


A blog privacy policy that people will actually read (because it's totally not boring)

17 comments:

  1. This is awesome! It was so much fun to read and I learned a lot. Thank you Dyan you’ve raised the bar on privacy policies and win the internet for today. :-)

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    1. Why thanks, my friend,
      Glad you read it to the end!

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  2. Lol! Psuedo name like Mrs. Awesome or Mr. Poopypants! This is great, Dyan!

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    1. I'm so happy that I could entertain you
      Since being creative is what I like to do!

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  3. Best privacy ever I said,
    I only wish I signed up with "Miss Crazyhead"

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    1. I see rhyming is contagious for you,
      Your comment certainly made me laugh - it's true.

      So, Miss Crazyhead, mad props to you for writing a rhyme,
      And I'm relieved that reading this didn't waste your time!

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  4. Incredible rhyme and well done, by golly!
    I read the whole thing and send you a high five from Holly.

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    1. Thanks for the high five, Holly, my dear,
      I hope everything in this policy is now super clear.

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  5. Wow and big thanks to Dyan and crew
    You really have given us something fun to view
    Such a great idea to make it all rhyme
    It must have taken alot of your time
    Really enjoy all that you do
    So sending warm fuzzies to all of you.

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    1. Awe, warm fuzzies are simply the best!
      You certainly put your rhyming to the test.
      By writing such a lovely rhyming comment here
      I think you are a new best friend, my dear!

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  6. That took time for you to do! Great Job!

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    1. Yes it's true, to write, it did take a bit of time
      But isn't it so much more fun to write and read in rhyme?

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  7. Policies are boring, but necessary to do. However, reading yours was great fun to view.

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    1. Boring is right, I gave it a try,
      But simply reading it made me want to cry.

      Thankfully all it needed was a rhyme or two,
      And the privacy policy was like brand new!

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  8. This was fun reading for me.
    I love your rhyming policy!

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    1. Just a regular Dr. Seuss am I,
      Thanks for giving rhyming in your comment a try!

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  9. This is really an awesome way to write a Privacy Policy. Dyan, you are really very creative. Thanks for the fun! I enjoyed every bit of it.

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